There’s just something so appealing about fresh herbs grown right in your kitchen. You know exactly where they came from so you can feel good about feeding them to your family, you don’t have to travel very far to harvest them or worry about waste from cut herbs you don’t use, and you get to enjoy all the health benefits of indoor plants. Plus, you can harvest from these herbs all year long. Here are just a few herbs that deserve a place in your kitchen garden and how to use them to bring your cooking to a whole new level.
For years, essential oils have been the rage in the natural health arena. From improving your mood to helping stimulate healing, is there anything they can’t do? Whether you’re in school and test time is looming, or you’re concerned with aging gracefully and retaining your memory functions as you do so, there are a number of essential oils to help you achieve your goals. I’ve pulled together a list of my five favorite essential oils to improve memory, plus a few more recommendations for decreased stress, to help you do just that. [Read more…]
Winter can often be a rough time for the avid gardener. The temperature cools, flowers begin to wither, the green fades from your garden, and snow blankets the sleeping plants. But thankfully, just because the Jack Frost has made his appearance, doesn’t mean you have to stop enjoying fresh herbs for the winter season. Take advantage of your home’s natural warmth and light, and grow fresh herbs for health and healing even in the midst of a raging blizzard.
Menopause can be annoying at best and a pain at worst. Everything from headaches to night sweats, hot flashes to depression can affect women as they go through menopause. Luckily, there are a number of essential oils that can help bring you relief during menopause. [Read more…]